Valuing Nature Documents

Canadian Nature Survey 2012 Questionnaire
  • For access to a copy of the blank questionnaire of the Canadian Nature Survey 2012 (available in French, English, and Inuktitut), please email your request to the VNCS Secretariat.  NOTE: Copies of the questionnaire obtained by request from this site are FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY.  For more information see the Canadian Nature Survey page on this website. 

How Canadians Value Nature:
A Strategic and Conceptual Review of Literature and Research
  • This document summarizes a literature review completed in the first phase of the Value of Nature to Canadians Study. The review was designed to identify the scope of issues that could be addressed, and the range of analytic methods that could be used, to understand the social and economic values of nature to Canadians. For access to the complete report, please email your request to the VNCS Secretariat.

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Valuation of Ecological Goods and Services
in Canada’s Natural Resources Sectors
  • This document is the executive summary for a report produced by DSS Management Consultants Inc. and Dr. Peter Victor. The consultants developed a modified "production function" technique to assess the economic value of ecosystem services that are currently unaccounted for in the market prices of natural resources. For access to the complete report, please email your request to the VNCS Secretariat.

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Conversion to Native Grasslands: Offset Project Protocol Framework
  • This document is an abbreviated executive summary of a report produced by ÉcoRessources Carbone for the Delta Waterfowl Foundation (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and Norfolk ALUS (Simcoe, Ontario). The first section of the report reviews the state of the science on soil organic carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas flux in native grasslands. The second section discusses seven key topics that must be considered in the development of a protocol for quantifying and monitoring greenhouse gas reductions resulting from conversion of marginal croplands to native grasslands. This work demonstrates the benefits of ecosystem services and how converting marginal lands to natural habitat can benefit both ecosystems and property-owners. For access to the complete report, please email your request to the VNCS Secretariat.

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